Douglas RNLI launch to assist in search for possible casualty
Douglas RNLI volunteer crew were paged today (10 June) at 5.12pm to assist Coastguards search for a possible casualty.
In a calm sea with good visibility Coxswain Neal Corran took the all-weather lifeboat, Sir William Hillary, out of Douglas harbour and headed south to conduct a shoreline search from Little Ness to Keristal.
After a thorough search of the area by both the lifeboat volunteers from the sea and Coastguards operating from land the search was called off when nothing could be found.
With the call being put down to one of good intent the lifeboat returned to Douglas and its berth to be made ready again for service.
Notes to editors
Caption for attached photo: Douglas all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary searching off Keristal. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.